Kennedy Ryan is a web producer and writer at KTLA. Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.

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    Strangers Help Reunite Mom, Children Forced to Surrender Beloved Pets at Gardena Shelter After Fleeing Abusive Home

    A single mother and her children were reunited with their pets at the Carson Animal Shelter in Gardena last week after the community stepped in to help the family keep their beloved animals. Volunteers at the shelter said it was heartbreaking to watch Marta and her two children come in last month to surrender their two dogs and a cat. Marta was suddenly forced to move her children out of their abusive home and could only afford a tiny apartment that […]

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    Veteran LAPD Officer Accused of Sending ‘Harmful’ Text Messages to Juvenile

    A veteran Los Angeles Police officer, assigned to work with cadets, was arrested Friday for allegedly sending harmful text messages to a juvenile and destruction of evidence, according to the LAPD. Abel Montes De Oca was taken into custody after a nearly year-long internal affairs investigation into allegations the nine-year veteran had sent harmful texts to a juvenile, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. The investigation began in October 2015, while Montes De Oca was […]

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    Hinkley Couple Arrested After Allegedly Beating 2 Children With Horse Whip, Locking One in Cage

    A San Bernardino County couple was arrested for allegedly beating two children with a horse whip and locking one of them in a cage for a month, authorities said Friday. Lynferd Schwartz, 51, and Carrie Schwartz, 49, were taken into custody Wednesday by a deputy responding to a follow-up call from Children and Family Services at a home in the 35000 block of Riverview Lane in the town of Hinkley, according to a news release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s […]

  • Domestic violence suspect Ivan Lopez is scene hiding in a clothes dryer in a photo provided by the Oxnard Police Department on Aug. 19, 2016.

    Domestic Violence Suspect Found Hiding in Dryer by Oxnard Police Officers

    A 30-year-old Oxnard man being sought for felony domestic violence was found hiding inside a front-loading dryer at his home on Friday. Officers with the Oxnard Police Department were called to the scene of a domestic violence incident around 4 p.m. in the 400 block of South C Street, according to a news release from the agency. After contacting the victim, the officers went looking for the alleged suspect, identified as Ivan Lopez, at his home in the 1000 block […]

  • The Rey fire broke out about 3:30 p.m. near a campground in the Los Padres National Forest. (Credit: Santa Barbara County Fire Department via Los Angeles Times)

    Wildfire Near Santa Barbara Grows to 600 Acres Prompting Evacuations

    A 600-acre wildfire burning near a campground in Santa Barbara County was threatening homes and forcing evacuations, fire authorities said. The Rey Fire was first reported around 3:15 p.m. near the White Rock Campground off Paradise Road, according to InciWeb. Campgrounds in the Paradise Road area and Los Prietos Boys Camp were ordered evacuated. As of 9 p.m., the fire was reported to be 20 percent contained. Engines and crews from the Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara County and nearby […]

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    Man Arrested in Beating Death of Taxi Driver at Hollywood Hills Gas Station: Police

    A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the fatal beating of a taxi driver in the Franklin Village area of the Hollywood Hills, police revealed Thursday. Najib Halibi was taken into custody around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday in Carson, according to Officer Drake Madison with the Los Angeles Police Department. Halibi is accused of attacking the driver at a 76 gas station at Franklin Avenue and Beachwood Drive early Sunday morning during a dispute over money, according […]

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    Unlicensed Operator of Hair Removal Clinic in Glendale Accused of Sexually Assaulting Clients: Police

    Additional victims were being sought Wednesday of a 48-year-old Glendale man accused of sexually assaulting as many as three clients at his laser hair removal business. Antonio Nozar was arrested Wednesday at his home on multiple counts of sexual battery and operating a business without a proper license, according to a news release from the Glendale Police Department. The most recent case was reported on Aug. 12 by a 28-year-old woman who claimed Nozar licked her private area and made […]

  • A poster displayed at an Aug. 16, 2016, news conference shows an LAPD crime alert for a string of crimes that occurred in East Hollywood, Echo Park, downtown and Silver Lake. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Arrested in Search for ‘Violent Predator’ Sought in Series of Attacks at L.A. Apartment Buildings

    Police announced the arrest Wednesday of a man suspected in a series of eight hot-prowl attacks, including two attempted rapes, targeted mostly women who were alone in apartment buildings in the central Los Angeles area. The arrest of the unidentified man comes one day after authorities announced a $35,000 reward in the case. The incidents began Aug. 1, with four attacks in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Rampart Division area on the same day. The most recent was Saturday, police […]

  • The out-of-control Blue Cut Fire destroyed the landmark Summit Inn Restaurant in Oak Hills on Aug. 16, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Blue Cut Fire Consumes Iconic Summit Inn Restaurant off 15 Freeway in Oak Hills

    The out-of-control Blue Cut Fire destroyed the landmark Summit Inn Restaurant in Oak Hills on Tuesday afternoon. Video showed the flames consuming the well-known restaurant, located at the crest of the 15 Freeway. For 60 years, the roadside diner has been a familiar sight for those traveling along historic Route 66, according to the restaurant’s website. “Numerous famous faces have visited us in the past, including Elvis Presley, Clint Eastwood, and Pierce Brosnan,” the website stated. Earlier in the day, […]